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Greyson Michael Chance Profile

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Greyson Michael Chance Profile
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Greyson Michael Chance, a student at Edmond, Oklahoma's Cheyenne Middle School, became an overnight sensation when his talent show performance of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" became a YouTube hit. He was invited to appear on the Ellen DeGeneres show and soon thereafter signed a record deal. Here is a full profile of Greyson Michael Chance with biography, pictures, IM Buddy Icons, videos and details on his new record deal.

YouTube Sensation:

Many students at Cheyenne Middle School in Edmond, Oklahoma already knew about the talents of 12-year-old Greyson Michael Chance, but he was introduced to the world when a YouTube video of his talent show performance was posted in late April of 2010.
Though hits didn't come immediately for the piano-playing cover of Lady Gaga's hit "Paparrazzi," by the 2nd week of May, word began to spread. The total of YouTube viewers skyrocketed into the millions, and his performance caught the attention of Ellen DeGeneres, who promptly asked him to appear on her show. After he accepted, she tweeted, "Never been more excited to have someone on my show."

To date, the YouTube video has received more than 17 million views. See the video of Greyson Michael Chance.

Ellen DeGeneres Show Appearance:

Greyson Chance was an immediate hit, compared by some to Justin Bieber and called a "viral sensation" by Billboard Magazine. Media from across the country covered the story, and on May 13, 2010, the youngster flew to Los Angeles to appear on the syndicated NBC series The Ellen DeGeneres Show. On the show, Greyson performed the song that made him famous, "Paparazzi," and spoke with Lady Gaga by phone. He said he's inspired by Lady Gaga and Augustana.

See the Ellen appearance by Greyson Chance.

Record Deal:

After the appearance on Ellen's show, Greyson Chance's family told the media they would take some time to consider the next step. But it wasn't long before news broke on May 17, 2010 that he had signed a recording contract with Interscope Records.

2011 Update: The album has been released. Entitled “Hold On 'Til the Night,” Greyson Chance's debut pop/rock album is available in stores beginning August 2, 2011 - Compare Prices

Greyson Chance Biography:

Greyson Michael Chance was born in Edmond, Oklahoma in 1997, the youngest child of Lisa and Scott Chance. He attends 6th grade at Cheyenne Middle School, and he has a sister Alexa (16) and brother Tanner (19). According to reports, he has had three years of piano lessons and played at Cheyenne but has had no formal vocal training.

For Greyson Chance Fans:

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